Briarcrest Christian High School

76 S. Houston Levee Road
Eads, TN 38028
Tel: (901)765-4600
Grades: 9-12 | 569 students
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Briarcrest offers a convenient “One-Stop-Shop” campus allowing our students in Collierville, Germantown, Eads, Cordova, Arlington and Fayette County to enjoy a “neighborhood” school in their own backyard. Whether you have an elementary, middle school or high school student, parents are able drive to one convenient location and drop all of their students for school. Our elementary, middle school and high schools are separated by age in different areas of the Houston Levee campus. Briarcrest offers before and after care (Briarcare) for working parents. Students can be dropped off as early as 7:00 a.m. and we have after-school care until 6:00 p.m. each day. Morning care is offered to parents at no charge and a fee is charged for after-school care. Athletics, Fine Arts and extracurricular activities play a huge role in the overall educational experience at Briarcrest. Each day after school, you can drive through our Houston Levee campus and see our many athletic teams and fine arts groups practicing or playing games at Briarcrest. Students can choose from over 25 different sports with beginner to competitive teams in elementary school to competitive varsity high school teams. Our parents have the convenience of dropping off their students at one campus for practices and games without having to travel to many campuses to have their children active in school programs.
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Briarcrest offers an impressive selection of choices, not only in the academic curriculum, but also in athletics, fine arts, student activities, spiritual development and community service.  We provide a unique opportunity to find your child’s perfect balance.
Briarcrest offers a convenient “One-Stop-Shop” campus allowing our students in Collierville, Germantown, Eads, Cordova, Arlington and Fayette County to enjoy a “neighborhood” school in their own backyard. Whether you have an elementary, middle school or high school student, parents are able drive to one convenient location and drop all of their students for school.   Our elementary, middle school and high schools are separated by age in different areas of the Houston Levee campus.

Briarcrest offers before and after care (Briarcare) for working parents. Students can be dropped off as early as 7:00 a.m. and we have after-school care until 6:00 p.m. each day.  Morning care is offered to parents at no charge and a fee is charged for after-school care. 

Athletics, Fine Arts and extracurricular activities play a huge role in the overall educational experience at Briarcrest. Each day after school, you can drive through our Houston Levee campus and see our many athletic teams and fine arts groups practicing or playing games at Briarcrest.  Students can choose from over 25 different sports with beginner to competitive teams in elementary school to competitive varsity high school teams.  Our parents have the convenience of dropping off their students at one campus for practices and games without having to travel to many campuses to have their children active in school programs.
  • The mission of Briarcrest Christian School is to challenge and inspire college-bound students to know and honor Jesus Christ; to seek God's truth and wisdom in all disciplines; to pursue excellence and integrity in their academic, creative, and athletic endeavors so that they might "grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and Men." Luke 2:52.
  • Our vision is that Briarcrest Christian School will be the leader in inspiring young men and women to become authentic followers of Christ and in challenging them to achieve their highest academic, creative and athletic potential.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 569 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Briarcrest Christian High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
43%
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Studio Art - drawing, AP Studio Art-design, AP Music Theory, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP US History, AP European History, AP Government & Politics
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,295
% on Financial Aid
13%
Acceptance Rate
92%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nancy Blaylock
Admissions Associate Claire Foster

Sports

Total Sports Offered 17 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryDrill Team,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 2nd Chances Club, Anti-Bullying Club, Art Club, Big Brother Big Sister Club, Book Club, Bridge Builders Club, Chopsticks Club, Christian Acapella Hip Hop Club, Cupcake Club, Ecuador Jungle Kids Club, FCA, Fishing Club, French Club, Team Up for St. Jude Club Art Club, Book Club, Cupcake Club, FCA, Fishing Club, French Club, 2nd Chances Club,
Anti-Bullying Club,
Big Brother Big Sister Club,
Bridge Builders Club,
Chopsticks Club,
Christian Acapella Hip Hop Club,
Ecuador Jungle Kids Club,
Team Up for St. Jude Club,

School Notes

  • For forty years, Briarcrest Christian School has been recognized in the Memphis region for its unique combination of academic excellence and Christian education. Beginning at the preschool level, our commitment is to educate the total student and to help young men and women achieve full potential in all realms of life. Programs for kindergarten through Grade 8 were begun in 1973, and a program for Grades 9-12 was added in 1974. The school is dually-accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Southern Association of Independent Schools. Briarcrest is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, Memphis Association of Independent Schools, and the College Board. Briarcrest Christian School is a non-denominational educational institution in which conservative Christian values and morals are taught and practiced in every aspect of school life. All students attend chapel services, study the Bible, and are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Profile last updated: 02/25/2016

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